Acadiana Profile - August-September 2014

A Nearly Forgotten Pearl of Wisdom

I got wind of the inspirational writing called Desiderata while I was in college in the late 1960s. I found its wise-counsel encouraging and uplifting, its truth irrefutable and universal. So, sometime in the early 1970s, I acquired a poster…

Nouvelles Des Villes

New Adventures Slated for Southwest Louisiana The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Split Rock, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based interpretive exhibit firm of award-winning designers, developers and artists, to begin construction on the new Creole…

Sounds for All Seasons

In more than two decades of broadcasting UL athletics, Jay Walker has pretty much seen everything…and told you all about it

Tailgating Fashions

Tailgating is more than a party; it’s a tradition, and there’s no reason to be less than stylish while repping your favorite team.

Food for Football Season

Even though the heat is still on in South Louisiana, fall is on its way. And with fall comes football. And with football comes tailgating. And with tailgating comes food that can only be found in Acadiana. It almost always…

Tales From the Swamp

At an age when many artists contemplate putting down their brush, Chauvin’s Dot Tee Ratliff is just getting started on her new career.

Farewell to Summer

I'll miss the languid days spent lolling in my hammock in the shade of the giant live oak trees on my property on Bayou Teche. I'll miss a quick dip in my sister's swimming pool followed by a trip, with…

A Man & His Pirogue

Take away all the petroleum plants. Remove the ship-builders, the medical centers, the high-tech dreamer, the hot pepper packers, the doctors, the lawyers and all the folks in the service industries. Take away all of them and go back to…

Tricky Conditions

Name: Stanley Ray Kordisch Location: Lake Charles Specialty: Gynecology Education: •    USL (1972) •    LSU Medical School New Orleans (1976) •    Texas Tech (Lubbock) (1980) One of stanley kordisch’s most difficult cases in his medical career involved  a woman who…

Saving a Newborn

Name: Ruthanne Gallagher Location: Gray Specialty: Pediatrics Education: •    USL (1974) •    LSU School of Medicine (1978) Ruthanne Gallagher’s most challenging case was a patient who was three days old. Upon discovering that the infant had a significant fever and…

Garden to Table

This is the time of year to plant beets, carrots and potatoes in anticipation of all the earthy flavors we’ll enjoy a few months down the road. The days when beets were predictably red, carrots were always orange and potatoes…